Considered the pearl of the Costa Brava, Cadaques is a small fishing village just two hours from Barcelona on the east coast of Spain. Famous for being Salvador Dali’s home for over 40 years, you will be drawn into its bohemian ambience which emanates from every narrow street and around every corner.
The Old Town
Wander around the maze of cobbled streets, vivid white buildings with its characteristic blue details and colorful flowers, full of shops, restaurants and art workshops. You’ll be walking in the footsteps of some of the greatest artists of the last century. Make sure you are wearing your most comfy shoes as the ancient pavement throughout the streets was handmade using slate stones arranged following a herringbone pattern.
On top of the Old Town, you will find the church of Santa Maria with espectacular views of the bay. It is a gothic style building from the XVI century with the characteristic whitewashed walls seen all over the Mediterranean.
Dali’s House Museum
Dali was born in the nearby town of Figueres and visited Cadaqués as a child during family vacations. In 1930 Salvador Dali bought a small fisherman’s hut in Portlligat, just a 15 minute walk from Cadaques. Over the years Dali and his wife Gala built on the house and extended the property to create the unique spot that can be seen today. Dali lived there until the death of Gala in 1982, and the house is kept exactly as it was when the couple lived there. Small group tours are available for 14 € where you will be shown the exterior olive garden and the interior of the house with displays of many of his personal belongings and eccentric works of art.